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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Billy do when Rumfoord tells him that Dresden did need to be bombed?
(a) He starts crying.
(b) He says it was a pity.
(c) He agrees.
(d) He gets angry.

2. Why was Trout so surprised to meet Billy?
(a) He had heard about Billy from friends.
(b) He had never met a fan before.
(c) He learned that he needed glasses.
(d) He had never met an optometrist before.

3. Which Earthling do the Tralfamadorans find the most interesting?
(a) Kilgore Trout
(b) Billy Pilgrim
(c) Jesus Christ
(d) Charles Darwin

4. In addition to being Rumfoord's fifth wife, Lily is also. . .
(a) a former go-go dancer
(b) related to Billy Pilgrim
(c) an Air Force officer
(d) one of his former students

5. What does Billy do after getting to the hospital after the plane crash?
(a) He asks about his friends in the POW camp.
(b) He tells the nurses that he has been kidnapped by aliens.
(c) He asks for a telephone and calls his wife.
(d) He has brain surgery and dreams for two solid days.

Short Answer Questions

1. What connection is there between Werner Gluck and Billy Pilgrim?

2. Who guards Billy and Edgar Derby as they work in the slaughterhouse?

3. What does Vonnegut imagine doing as he flies over the East German cities?

4. What did the corpses start to smell like?

5. Professor Rumfoord is said to resemble. . .

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do people think Billy is brain damaged after his surgery?

2. What is the meaning of the last line of the novel?

3. What advice does Paul Lazzaro give to Billy Pilgrim?

4. What story does Billy Pilgrim tell Montana when she begs him for one?

5. Why is Kilgore Trout shadowing Billy at the anniversary party?

6. What is echolalia?

7. What did Billy Pilgrim ultimately learn from the Tralfamadorans?

8. How did the English prisoners of war view the Americans?

9. Why were there so many girls at the slaughterhouse?

10. Why, according to the author, is Edgar Derby's speech so remarkable during war?

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